September 4, 2017 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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September 4, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 35
September 4, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 35
Genetic insights and diagnostic tools are helping scientists navigate toward neurological disease treatments
By Chris Morrison, special to C&EN
(pp. 34-38)
Science & Technology
Low-cost sensors could help natural gas producers fix a costly and climate-altering problem (pp. 19-22)
Imperial College London is spending $4 billion to remove barriers between chemists and entrepreneurs (pp. 24-26)
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News of the Week

After Harvey, Texas faces massive cleanup

Getting Gulf Coast’s chemical industry operating again to take weeks
(pp. 4-5)

Tropical Storm Harvey causes disruptions, emissions, and explosions in Houston area

Chemical companies begin to survey storm’s aftermath
(pp. 4-5)

Molecular motors drill holes in cells

Machines that spin through cell membranes could deliver drugs and kill cancer cells

Nanodiamonds reduce short-circuit risk in rechargeable lithium batteries

Carbon crystals prevent formation of needelike dendrites during charging cycles

Single-molecule magnet breaks performance records

Dysprosium complex brings high-density, molecular-level data storage into the realm of possibility

Asthma drugs may reduce Parkinson’s risk

Pathway triggered by the therapeutics could be source of new drug targets for the disease

Coiled nanotube yarn generates electricity when stretched

Scientists have developed “twistrons” that harvest electrical energy from motion

Enzyme harnesses light to make alkanes

Newly identified enzyme powers fatty acid decarboxylation with blue light

Touching thermal-paper receipts could extend BPA retention in the body

Traces of endocrine disruptor bisphenol A excreted for a week after dermal contact

Drumroll please ... DowDuPont emerges

The next big task for the massive new firm will be to split into three

Ex-DuPont scientists launch contract research firm

Delaware group hopes to employ scientists, bolster research with a lease on lab space at DuPont Experimental Station

Gilead to acquire Kite Pharma for $11.9 billion

Deal moves infectious disease leader into cell therapy for cancer



Science & Technology

Low-cost sensors could help natural gas producers fix a costly and climate-altering problem
(pp. 19-22)
Providing undergraduate chemistry majors with computer programming skills can make them more efficient and effective scientists
(pp. 30-31)
Inhibitor suppresses hedgehog signaling pathway in living cells
Carboboration reaction creates substituted five-membered rings from trans-cyclohexenes
Particles could lead to therapies that fight infections while avoiding antibiotic resistance
Máquinas que taladran las membranas celulares podrían distribuir fármacos y matar células tumorales

Career & Employment

Nonconventional career track leads supramolecular chemist from Texas to China

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